For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2020

Beach Read by Emily Henry: January is a 29-year-old romance writer who no longer believes in happily-ever-after. Demoralised and broke, she moves into the beach house she inherited when her father died, hoping to lick her wounds and finish her current manuscript. But then, in a cruel twist of fate, she discovers her neighbour is the beloved literary fiction writer Augustus Everett, her college rival (and crush), whom she was hoping to never see again. But it turns out Gus has troubles of his own, and so the two make a bet to get their writing back on track: January will try her hand at the “bleak literary fiction” that Gus writes, and Gus will write a romance novel.

I saw this recommended on several book blogs and the reviews were positive. I found it to be a warm and fun take on love, writing and second chances.

What I highlighted: “To feel known and understood, like {their} story matters.” Amen to that.

My Wife Said You Might Want To Marry Me by Jason B. Rosenthal: This is the first memoir I have read in months and, spoiler alert, it made me cry.

I loved the writing of Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She wrote an article for the New York Times called You May Want to Marry My Husband, which was published just a few days before her early death from cancer and went viral. This book is her husband’s memoir of their life together and picking up the pieces for himself and their children after she passed away.

Long time readers may recognise Amy as the inspiration behind The A-Z of Me (Abridged) class offered by Cathy Zielske.

9 thoughts on “For the Love of Books | Currently Reading September 2020

  1. Thank-you for your thoughts on these books, and they all seem worth a good read – I feel the need for things which are light and warm right now, so your first suggestion sounds good :).

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  2. I always appreciate book recommendations. Beach Read is one that is on “staff picks” at my library, so that means with two thumbs up from those that have similar read likes, it’s on request for me.

    I always liked Cathy Z’s A-Z Abridged Me pages.

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  3. I read Beach Read after it appeared on our list of books from the online book club I belong to (I think you should join it too, I think you’d enjoy it!)
    The second book sounds like it needs to be read with a box of tissues by your side, I can imagine that it must be heart wrenching to read.

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